Laundry room essentials for small spaces and small laundry rooms
This post is sponsored by Wayfair. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.
This new year, I did not promise myself to be a new me, but I did promise myself that I would actually try…try doing everything I normally don’t do. For example, I am far from organized, so instead of spending this year being unorganized I will be more organized. Instead of just decorating and creating because I am bored, decorate and create with purpose and functionality. Do you get my flow? So when Wayfair approached me for this new year campaign, I thought it was a good way for me to start my New Year’s resolution. I mean, if you have been following you know I am head deep in my laundry room makeover, so it only makes sense.
So my laundry room is located on the west side of my house and compared to the size of the other rooms in the house, it feels like it was somewhat of an afterthought. The laundry room is small and the way it is configured doesn’t make much sense. The washer and dryer sit on opposite walls and to top it off, they squeezed a water closet in this space. You can see more before pictures of my laundry room at my New Year, New Room Refresh Laundry Room plans post. This space has more than enough cabinetry but trying to fit the essentials like laundry baskets can become claustrophobic. With all this said, I decided to share my Wayfair laundry room essentials for small spaces or small laundry rooms.
Laundry Room Essentials for Small Spaces
Laundry Detergent Dispensers
I know making a laundry room pretty is not everyones cup of tea, but for us, it is needed because the water closet located in this space doubles as a guest bathroom. Keeping this in mind and the fact that I cannot stand the plastic dispensers that laundry soap comes in gave me the idea to transfer them into glass dispensers. They are prettier, reusable, and functional. Not to mention they sit higher than on the floor. I have cups used to measure the soap that sit next to the sink in my laundry room for easy cleaning. I purchased the size of the glass dispenser accordingly to the size of laundry detergent we purchase. I ordered an oversized mason jar glass dispenser that holds approximately 372 ounces of fluid (that sucker is HUGE!) and the Tobiah beverage dispenser from Wayfair. When filling these up, you may want to do so in a sink for easy cleanup.
I also ordered the Polizzi Turkish Pestemal Turkish Cotton Hand Towel. They come in different colors and get this…they come in a pack of 6, which is a steal considering that turkish hand towels are very hot right now. I chose the one with the orange stripe to match the water closet. These towels are soft and pretty enough to sit out for easy access without taking up too much space.
Foldable Laundry Hamper
Let me just say, I needed a foldable laundry hamper. This space is too small to house any type of laundry basket, laundry hamper, or anything of that nature. I originally was intrigued with a rolling laundry hamper, but once I measured my space, I discovered that it will take up too much space. I needed something that can be tucked away and out of sight when not in use and the X Laundry Hamperby Birdrock Home had great ratings and the functionality of the piece seemed most ideal. Not to mention, stylistically it is pretty.
Collapsable Laundry Basket
The first time I ever saw a collapsable PLASTIC laundry basket was at my mom’s house and I was blown away. It was on my must have list when we moved to this house, unfortunately, It got pushed to the back of the list until now. Since our laundry room is small, regular laundry baskets just take up wasted space. I can easily slide this in between the dryer and the wall. I wish I had taken a picture of this in a collapsable state, but the rubber (grey) part of this basket is what causes this to collapse.
We really needed somewhere to hang delicate clothes that will not get in the way. While searching Wayfair, I found this clothes hanging organizer that is used as for closet organizing and thought how perfect it is in a space like this. We can take it out when needed and close it when not in use. The above pictures shows how it looks when in use and the bottom pictures shows how it looks when not in use. I love how functional it is, it was also extremely easy to install!!!
These are my laundry room essentials and since acquiring these items, my laundry room has become a place I thoroughly enjoy!!!!!